Chronicles of players on the playok platform for the week beginning 30th November 2020 12th edition


Last week’s campaign of games continued unabated. Once again, the top four positioned players did not change, with dsk, er17, serikaktayev and leprophete remaining in their positions. What did change was the occupant of the 5th position, which by default went to salgerd after the demotion of masterfisz. In the top 50 there weren’t any drastic moves, except one or two players in the ranking table. Saturday’s practice tournament injected some excitement as the first blitz (2m + 2s) tournament was inadvertently scheduled and competed over in an atmosphere of the unknown and excitement. Newcomers did not make any significant waves in the ranking table except one player, who showed some promise.


Highlight of the week: The highlight of the week ultimately was the practice tournament on Saturday. With mistake in scheduling, inadvertently designating it a blitz tournament, it was one of excitement and I am sure perplexity and apprehension. It was a real test of who could perform well under the pressure of limited time, and most players handled it well. In between games apologies were offered for the mistake being made. A crude poll was taken as to whether the time for the practice tournament is to be reduced going forward. The result was a consensus from those who responded for it to be kept at the normal 7m + 2s time.


Risers: By default, salgerd moved into the top five, with the demotion of masterfisz from it and panfile losing points after the week’s campaign of matches. A player who we had been oblivious of but has come to our attention in the last fortnight is conteconte who rose 6 places last week to claim the 17th position in the ranking table. The highest riser in the top 50 was monkftw, who rose 14 places to the 35th position in the ranking table. bapoware moved up 11 places back into the top 50 in 46th position. furtif1 rose 30 places to claim the 49th position in the top 50. kzkz888 first week on the platform was impressive raising to become a green ranked player. That rise was ultimately halted in the practice tournament.


Fallers: The largest faller of the week was smp4264g, who fell 20 positions to 41st place on the ranking table. masterfisz fell out of the top five, five places to 10th position. alkoko also fell 9 positions to 48th in the ranking table. In the lower ranks chronica fell 15 places to 82nd. vou1 fell 29 places to 102nd position. tornados and carlomonte fell 26 and 27 places to position 109th & 110th respectively. However probably the largest faller was 5460africa, falling 34 places to 123rd in the ranking table.


Mini marathon matches: On Monday 30th panfile & tps491g played an eleven-game match resulting in a 7 – 4 victory for panfile, bringing their total result to 10 – 6 for panfile. panfile & kamilrybnik played a 25-game match resulting in a 16 – draw – 8 win for panfile bringing their total of games between them at 58 – 22 and 8 draws for panfile. lordsoso & bapoware played a ten-game match resulting in a 3 – 7 loss for lordsoso.

On Tuesday 1st masterfisz gave lawhkx conclusive 12 – draw lesson in their 13-game match. Also, on Tuesday kamilrybnik engaged lordsoso in an 18-game match resulting in a 10 – 8 defeat for lordsoso, bringing their total scores to 89-28-8 for kamilrybnik. kamilrybnik then played tps491g an 18-game match resulting in a 9 – draw – 8 close defeat for tps491g, bringing their total scores to 13-8-1 for kamilrybnik. lordsoso played an eight-game match with gugus39 resulting in 6 – 2 win for lordsoso.

On Wednesday 2nd wkc1342 & masterfisz played a twelve-game match 6 – draw – 5 win for wkc1342 win for wkc1342, bringing their total scores to 62 – 96 – 11 to masterfisz. conteconte & jeandidier played a nine-game match resulting in a conclusive 8 – draw win for conteconte. conteconte then went on to lose 7 – 2 to wkc1342 in a nine-game match. kamilrybnik engaged harrison01 in a 14-game match resulting in a 9 – draw – 4 win for kamilrybnik. zingman & lawhkx played a 13-game match resulting in a 8 – draw – 4 win for zingman, lordsoso vs ntg1645g 7 – 1.

On Thursday 3rd lordsoso & monkftw played a 13-gme match resulting in a 9 - 4 draws win for lordsoso. lordsoso then convincingly defeated alaaga 12 – 0 wipe out. lordsoso the defeated zkibwoy 8 – 2 draws – 2. In a 12-game match. Finally, lordsoso engaged tps491g in a 14-game match resulting 5 – draw – 11 defeat for lordsoso.

On Friday 4th lordsoso engaged ctt9688g in a nine-game match resulting in an 8 – 1 win for lordsoso, lordsoso played gugus39 a nine-game match resulting in a 3 – 6 defeat for lordsoso.

On Saturday 5th lawhkx & lordsoso played a 14-game match resulting in 4 – draw – 9 defeat for lawhkx. lordsoso & tornados played 22-game match resulting in a 22 – 0 decimation of tornados

On Sunday 6th winin & lordsoso played a 16-game match resulting in a 10 – 2 draws – 4 win for winin. kamilrybnik & panfile played a 25-game match resulting 8 – draw – 15. lordsoso defeated 5460africa 10 – 0 in a ten-game match. lordsoso & tornados played a marathon 30 game match resulting in a convincing 27 – 2 draw – 1 defeat of tornados. furtif1 defeated 5460africa resoundingly 8 – 0.


Newcomers: kzkz88 who made his / her debut on the platform on Friday performed well in the practice tournament, placing 5th. ctt9688g also came to our notice, being able to claim some games of some of the lower ranked top 50 players, one to watch out for.


Practice Tournament: The 23rd Practice Tournament turned out to be the first blitz Oware tournament due to a mistake in scheduling, the incorrect time of (2m + 2s) was selected instead of 7m + 2s. The mistake was only discovered way into the first round, nevertheless it produced an exciting tournament. The tournament saw the debut of three new players: kzkz888, 2020peter and ogemadavid, I am sure it must have been a baptism of fire for them, although kzkz888 did well to place 5th. At the end of the seven rounds multiple past winner mandarin prevailed with a clean seven wins. After winning the first ever blitz tournament mandarin progressed up the ranking table to the 22nd position. monkftw came in 2nd position after losing matches to mandarin and 9at1. kostyan2 current European Online Oware Champion placed 3rd.

No. Alias Ranking Points Position Games Wins Wins Losses Draws Streak

6/12/2020 Change Played %

1. dsk 2183 nc 714 629 88.1 73 12 +6

2. . er17 2144 nc 157 143 91.1 10 4 +17

3. serikaktayev 2111 nc 299 259 86.6 31 9 +2

4. leprophete 2089 nc 519 456 87.9 48 15 +24

5. salgerd 1911 +2 217 153 70.5 60 4 +4

6. panfile 1907 nc 901 489 54.3 371 41 +3

7. wkc1342 1895 +1 1464 905 61.8 478 81 -1

8. mbabayayo 1892 +1 99 73 73.7 24 2 -2

9. tchacoto 1871 +1 217 140 64.5 64 13 +1

10. masterfisz 1955 -5 1765 1252 70.9 445 68 +11

11. litakuer 1855 nc 293 189 64.5 94 10 +1

12. dosast 1831 nc 405 209 51.6 180 16 -2

13. benndele 1827 +1 94 64 68.1 28 2 +1

14. motembapembe 1821 -1 163 104 63.8 52 7 +2

15. gbagbo 1811 nc 393 310 78.9 73 10 +1

16. szczor1 1807 nc 2182 1328 60.9 756 98 -7

17. conteconte 1784 +6 141 90 63.8 45 6 +1

18. winin 1778 nc 1309 923 70.5 335 51 +8

19. goru 1768 -2 259 214 82.6 43 2 +2

20. kamilrybnik 1750 +4 2269 1251 55.1 906 112 -1

21. tps491g 1735 -2 170 108 63.5 56 6 -1

22. mandarin 1722 +3 67 54 80.6 8 5 +8

23. pioupiou07 1720 -3 170 122 71.8 44 4 +3

24. zingman 1716 +6 1674 966 57.7 647 61 +2

25. fadoli07 1714 -3 258 173 67.1 72 13 +9

26. burakikupione 1673 nc 290 261 90.0 24 5 -1

27. nieczytelnik 1672 nc 196 133 67.9 58 5 -10

28. djohnson 1672 nc 45 43 95.6 2 0 +22

29. mgs 1653 nc 410 281 68.5 117 12 -1

30. harrison01 1637 +2 1209 637 52.7 532 40 +1

31. e17 1634 nc 36 34 94.4 0 2 +34

32. tinctoria 1633 +1 449 312 69.5 127 10 -1

33 lawhkx 1620 +5 1102 566 51.4 485 51 +4

34. voileu1 1610 +1 104 60 57.7 40 4 +1

35. monkftw 1603 +14 971 545 56.1 392 34 -9

36. euwe18 1602 -1 266 144 54.1 110 12 +6

37. alim0504 1598 -1 884 431 48.8 422 31 +3

38. oware22 1598 -1 107 73 68.2 27 7 -2

39. rrokii 1573 +2 464 344 74.1 106 14 -5

40. lordsoso 1571 +3 2680 1514 56.5 1055 111 -3

41. smp4264g 1566 -20 507 271 53.5 208 28 -4

42. apatypotimati 1557 +2 20 20 100 0 0 +20

43. mamadunia 1557 +2 198 151 76.3 44 3 +8

44. lapwing 1544 +2 647 308 47.6 321 18 +2

45. ncp2813g 1543 +2 456 267 58.6 177 12 +2

46. bapoware 1541 +11 251 150 50.4 91 10 +4

47. kostyan2 1534 +5 1534 378 52.9 159 19 -1

48. alkoko 1585 -9 316 165 52.2 140 11 +2

49 furtif1 1531 +30 985 542 55.0 413 30 +4

50. muripa 1530 nc 549 362 65.9 161 26 +1

Please note these rankings serve only as a guide to players activities & standings on the playok platform. It is by no means a completely accurate or exhaustive list, as it is not possible to know all the oware players on the platform. Some players may choose to at times or always play unranked games, thus making this ranking an approximation of players strengths. Players are only added once they become known to us and we begin to monitor their progress.

Also note these rankings only reflect what we were aware of as of day end Sunday 6th December 2020. Rankings will certainly have changed for players who have played since then. Players who played during the past week have their alias in bold. Feel free to give us feed-back for this round up and do not forget to like or leave a comment.

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